Single cask whiskies are intended to demonstrate the very highest expression of a brand - they represent the zenith of a distillery's capability and the skill of the master distiller. Fortunately for fans of the spirit, amidst all this back-slapping some truly terrific whiskies come to the market. Read More »
An outstanding single barrel bourbon from Four Roses. Beautifully balanced and smooth as silk, this is sweet, rich and potent with very appealing menthol notes, precious woods and delicious spices. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: No Age Statement Single Barrel Bourbon of the Year
A single barrel bourbon from Wathen's, produced in Kentucky. The whiskey makers, the Wathen-Medleys, have a bit of history with the current distillers being the 8th generation of the family to be in the business.
Hancock's President's Reserve is a high rye-content premium bourbon from Buffalo Trace distillery. One of the original single barrel bourbons introduced by Elmer T. Lee during his time as distillery manager, Hancock's President's Reserve was recently described by Jim Murray in the Whisky Bible as "...almost erotic in the way the rye and vanilla tease the senses...Impressively balanced all round: bourbon at its most sophisticated...93.5 points".
A specially selected whiskey from George Dickel, blended from casks chosen each year by the master distiller - hence 'Barrel Select'. It's made in a batch of about 10 casks, each having aged their contents for 10-12 years.
A set of three half bottles of white dog (unmatured whiskey) show-casing Buffalo Trace's 3 main spirit recipes. Along with the already released Mash #1 there is also Wheated Mash, used to make WL Weller and Pappy Van Winkle, and Rye Mash, used to make Sazerac. An interesting insight into the development of whiskey in the cask and an increasingly popular cocktail ingredient.
A 2013 release from Four Roses's Limited Edition Single Barrel range. The recipe used to create this is selected by Master Distiller Jim Rutledge from the 10 recipes that go into their whiskeys. This edition is batch number 3-4L and bottled at 63.4%.